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TransAnatolie TA06MC1: Cultural Cappadocia Tour: 5 Days
Day 1: Europe – Ankara
Day 2: Ankara
Day 3: Cappadocia
Day 4: Cappadocia- Aksaray-Selime-Ihlara-Saratli
Day 5: Ankara-Europe
TransAnatolie Tour: Multilingual Cultural Tour Provider and Operator.
"The land of beautiful horses..."
"The holy land of Christians..."
"The heartland of Anatolia... "
The beauty of the unique landscapes of
Cappadocia (valleys, fairy chimneys with caps) carved during ages by the
nature-air, flood water and the fire of the volcanic mountains (Mt.
Erciyes, Mt Hasan, Mt. Gollu) is spectacular. Light and time sensitive,
continuously colour changing capped chimneys, curved paths along the
trees, cultural heritages of Christians, Jews and Muslims decorated with
natural coloured icons and dugout in rocks, animated by Saint Basile in
Kayseri, Saint Gregoire in Nevsehir, Haci Bektas Veli in Haci Bektas...
5 day trip of this nature of its own
unique character gives you the opportunity to discover the cultural
richness of this area and enables you to interact with each other and
with the hospitable local inhabitants…
Arrival in Ankara. Transfer to a 3 or 4 star high QoS hotel for the
welcome cocktail, dinner and overnight stay.
The city of Ankara lies in the center of Anatolia on the eastern edge of
the Anatolian Plateau at an altitude of 850 meters. It is the center of
the province of the same name which is a predominantly fertile wheat
steppeland with forested areas in its northeast region ...
The history of the region goes back to the third millennium of the
Bronze Age -- the indigenous population were called the Hattians.
Akuwash -- the Hittite name for the city -- was established circa 3000
years ago at the intersection of 2 trade routes ...
After the decline of the Hittite Empire in the second millennium BC the
(1)Phrygians -- (2)Lydians -- (3)Persians -- (4)Alexander the Great (333
BC) -- (5)Galatians arrived in succession. The city subsequently fell to
After breakfast at the buffet, our guide will lead us to the Anatolian
Civilizations Museum; prize-winning museum of the best Worldwide Museums
in 1995. This visit will be preceded by a tutorial on the Anatolian
With historical buildings and solid origin, The Museum of Anatolian
Civilizations in Ankara (Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi) got the first
place among the 68 museums and was awarded the title of “Museum of the
Year" in Lausanne, Switzerland on 19 April 1997.
The Anatolian Civilizations Museum (Museum of Ancient Anatolian
Civilizations) with its original collections is considered to be one of
the top Museums in the world today. Anatolian archaeological creations
are exhibited in a chronological order starting from the Palaeolithic
Age up to the present time.
We then visit the ancient Ankara, the citadel-giving the opportunity to
have a helicopter-view of the capital, the Konak Boyacizade, the Zenger
Pacha Ethnografical Museum and the famous old Spice Bazaar of Ankara.
The Ethnography Museum is the museum where Turkish art from Seljuki to
present time is exhibited.
Public clothes, jewellery, shoes, slippers samples collected from
various regions of Anatolia, woman and man socks from Sivas region,
various bowls, laces, scarves. Belts, handkerchiefs, bed sheets, bride
costumes, bridegroom shaving sets, old traditional Turkish art are
Technical material and designs unique to Turks and carpets, weaving
benches from Uşak, Gördes, Bergama, Kula, Milas, Ladik, Karaman, Niğde,
Kırşehir regions are exhibited. Among fine art samples of Anatolian Mine
arts there are Memluk boilers from 15th century, Ottoman sweet boilers,
hand washing jugs, trays, coffee trays, meal tables, cups, candle
scissors etc. are exhibited.
Arrows, bows, lighting pistols, rifles, sword and other things from
Ottoman Period, Turkish pottery and porcelain and Kütahya porcelains,
religious and sect properties, Turkish inscriptions are exhibited with
the nice samples.
Seljuki Sultan Keyhüsrev III's throne a finest sample of Turkish wooden
works (XIIIth century), Ahi Şerafettin Sandukası (XIVth century),
Nevşehir Ürgüp Damsa Village Taşhur Pasha Mosque nish (XIIth century),
Siirt Ulu Mosque Nish (XIIth century), Merzifon Çelebi Sultan Medrese
Gate (XVth century) are some of the important arts of the Museum.
After a delicious lunch, we visit The Mausoleum of Atatürk and The
Ataturk Museum. Here, one finds his pictures and other exhibitions
recalling the key events of Ataturk's life and the evolution of the
The Museum of the 1st World War- the Dardanelles- in the Mausoleum, the
symbol of the rebirth of the Laic Republic of Turkey is also explored.
We then drive to Cappadocia and pass through Aksaray. Aksaray possesses
the most frequently visited regions of Cappadocia, displaying natural
beauties mingled with the pages of history. We explore Aksaray after our
Cappadocia Tour. Dinner and overnight is in Cappadocia.
CappadociaAfter breakfast, we visit the old houses of Urgup, Uc Guzeller,
the Pigeons Valley, Uchisar, Avcilar, the Goreme Valley and its
After a delicious lunch in Cappadocia, we discover, observe and feel the
unique silences of the Rose Valley, Camels Valley, Dolphins Valley, Owl
Valley and the Valley of the Virgin Mary. We take a time-out in an onyx
Later discovery of the 1st part of the Zelve Valley: Pasabag. Drive
across the Red (Halys) River, and take pictures of typical houses in
In the afternoon, we enjoy a relaxing programme aiming at discovering
different craft industries (weaving and knotting of Turkish carpets),
the nomadic culture and imperial palaces. Dinner and overnight in our
After breakfast at the hotel, we drive towards Aksaray, the ancient
Seljuk city of Karamanoglu, and visit its unique Pizze Tower (Kizil
Minaret), and The Great Mosque (Ulu Camii) from the 13th century.
There are important historical buildings from Seljuk times, mostly from
the 13th century, such as the Ulu Mosque and the Kizil (Egri) Minaret.
The brickwork of the Kizil Minaret is elaborate
We walk through the Melendiz Canyon, via typical villages such as Selime,
Yaprakhisar, Belisirma and arrive in the Peristrema-Ihlara Valley. We
discover primitive Syriaq churches dated from the 1st period of the
Christian campus in Cappadocia. Possibility to walk around and observe
the nature for those who love nature and wild birds.
Free lunch at the Melendiz Canyon in Ihlara Valley.
The lava flowing from the Hasan Mountains cooled down and formed a
beautiful Canyon with its breaks and splits in the Ihlara Valley, which
is about 40 kilometers from Aksaray. The Melendiz brook flows through
this valley. The valley reaches a height of almost 150 meters at some
places. One finds many churches, shelters and tombs engraved into the
rock surfaces of the valley. Some of these shelters and churches are
connected to each other by means of many underground tunnels.
Ihlara is a 14 km-long fascinating canyon, formed by the Melendiz River.
In this valley can be found Byzantine rock chapels cut into the canyon
walls and decorated with wonderful frescoes. Of these chapels the
Agacalti (Daniel) Church, the Yilanli (Apocalypse) Church, the Sumbullu
(Hyacinth) Church, the Purenliseki Church, and St. Georges Church are
the most interesting.
In the late afternoon, on the way back to Ankara we visit the
underground town of Saratli-the town of Simone and Jean van Delft. In
Saratli, one admires the hand-made linen poppies, and especially the
gloves and socks with Anatolian drawings.
After Saratli, we head towards Ankara, and enjoy again the beauty of
Central Anatolian landscapes and take photos of Lake Salt, rose
flamingos and collect salty crystals.
Dinner and Overnight in our 3*+ in Ankara.
After a rich breakfast at the hotel, the group members enjoy some free
time to explore the city on their own pace, until to the transfer time
to the airport for returning home.
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Evening with typical Turkish dances in Cappadocia.
Discovery of Cappadocia in hot air balloon.
Evening with Dancing Dervishes.
Turkish Belly Dance.
Transportation in Turkey: air-conditioned bus Mercedes Sprinter,
WW Wolt, Mercedes 304-403, Mitsubishi Safir, Isuzu Minibus-Turquoise
Hotels: in Cappadocia 4* or 5*, in Ankara 3*+, HB.
Certified multilingual professional guide.
Turkey has a magnificent past, and is
a land full of archaeological, architectural, historical and cultural
treasures from thirteen successive
Ancient Anatolian Civilizations
spanning 10,000 years! Even if one spends only a short time in Turkey,
one gets by the Multi-lingual Cultural Tour Operator TransAnatolie Tour
the opportunity to discover and explore a lot of these cultural,
historical, archaeological, architectural and belief/biblical heritages
with specially designed superb itineraries and with high QoS.
Turkey is also a paradise of sun, sea,
sand, mountains, forests, lakes and natural thermal resorts to
practice Blue Cruise, Hobby Eco Nature & Wildlife Tourism as well as
From April to October, most places
in Turkey have an ideal climate that is perfect for relaxing on
sandy beaches or enjoying the tranquility of forests, mountains and
There is no doubt that one visit
will not be enough, and you would like to come back again and again
as you discover one extraordinary place after another. All of them,
no matter how different, have one thing in common: the friendly and
hospitable people of this unique country of civilizations.
Turkey offers, via TransAnatolie
Tour (Multilingual Cultural Tour Operator in Turkey and abroad), the
vacationer a complete change from the stress and routine of everyday
TransAnatolie Tour (Multi-Lingual
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and operator of archaeological, historical, belief (biblical) and
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